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Brown: Replay Not A Problem

Defender reflects on QPR draw

26 January 2019

Lee Brown celebrates a Pompey goal with Ro
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Lee Brown is not moaning about having to play an Emirates FA Cup replay against QPR.

A 1-1 draw at Fratton Park means the sides will have to do it all over again before one of them books a place in the fifth round.

But there are no complaints about fixture congestion from the Blues squad or their manager Kenny Jackett.

Brown is happy that the games are coming thick and fast – starting with Tuesday’s top-of-the-table clash at Luton.

The left-back said: “It was a good performance and are we disappointed to end with a draw? Of course we are.

“When you go a goal up it’s always going to be frustrating when you don’t win, but QPR are in the Championship for a reason.

“I don’t like it when you’re just training, so we’re not unhappy with a replay – it’s just another chance to play. It gives you a chance to find a bit of rhythm.

“We’ve got to take belief from that result and use it when we play a massive game at Luton on Tuesday.

"I don’t like it when you’re just training, so we’re not unhappy with a replay – it’s just another chance to play."

Lee Brown

“We’re not thinking too far ahead at the moment. It’s all about focusing on the next game and when that’s out the way, you move on to the one after that.

“This is a fantastic football club and the fans were fantastic, so we can’t afford to be flat in our next match – and I don’t think they’ll let us.”

Brown’s delivery was turned into his own net by Joel Lynch for the hosts’ goal, although some credited the Pompey defender.

He said: “It was a cross, but you have to put the ball into those areas to have a chance. Put it in that corridor and you can always get a deflection.”


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